Working in unison: the Yale robotics solution
Robotics and humans working together, the workforce of the future –or is it? For the materials handling industry, this is already possible.
Yale to exhibit robotics solutions in the UK for the first time at IMHX
- Yale Europe Materials Handling will appear at IMHX 2019 alongside its UK distributor, Briggs Equipment.
- Yale will showcase its robotics solutions for the first time in the UK at the intralogistics event, taking place on 24 – 27 September in Birmingham.
- Industry experts will be on hand to discuss alternative power options and solutions for optimising warehouse space and boosting productivity.
Yale Europe Materials Handling is set to exhibit at intralogistics event IMHX 2019 on 24 – 27 September, alongside its UK distributor Briggs Equipment. Yale will be displaying a range of solutions for logistics and warehousing applications on stand 19K120.
Held at the NEC in Birmingham, IMHX is the UK’s largest event for logistics and supply chain professionals with tens of thousands of visitors expected to pass through the exhibition’s doors. Taking place every three years, the event is a much anticipated date in the logistics industry’s calendar.
Yale Brand Manager, Iain Friar, said: “We are excited to return to IMHX, for what promises to be another fascinating showcase of logistics trends, products and services. From robotics to Very Narrow Aisle trucks, pallet trucks to alternative power options, we are looking forward to sharing the latest Yale® solutions for boosting productivity alongside our exclusive UK distributor, Briggs Equipment.”
Yale robotics debut
Yale will display its robotic counterbalance stacker for the first time in the UK since its launch last year. Yale robotic trucks, driven by Balyo technology, offer a cost-effective solution for applications looking to introduce autonomous technology and reap the benefits of increased uptime and productivity, without the costs associated with installing and maintaining a dedicated physical infrastructure.
There’s no need to bury wires in the floor or mount reflectors on walls: Yale robotic trucks use existing structural features to generate their own map, enabling them to self-locate and navigate in real-time. Yale currently offers customers a choice of three robotic trucks, all with dual-mode capability, allowing them to operate manually or autonomously with the touch of a button.
Alternative power solutions
Alternative power solutions are a rapidly growing aspect of the materials handling industry and Yale will be showcasing a lithium-ion powered version of its award-winning MP20 pedestrian pallet truck at IMHX. The MP20 pedestrian pallet truck will also be fitted with the precision control tiller head, offering greater control for customers operating in congested spaces without compromising on ergonomics.
Industry experts will be on hand to discuss the challenges and benefits of individual power solutions, helping visitors discover the most appropriate energy sources for their operation.
Visitors with very narrow aisles need look no further than the Yale Yale MTC15 Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) truck. Capable of lifting to 17m, Yale VNA trucks allow warehouse mangers to increase their storage density and ensure all available usable space is being maximised.
From their elevated position, the operator has excellent visibility of the pallet at all times, as well as the ability to perform picking when required. While the speed to weight feature calculates the fastest possible speed for the truck based on the height of the cabin and the weight of the load.
Meeting every logistics need
Yale industry experts take the time to understand the pain points logistics and warehousing operations face, enabling them to develop tailored solutions to address industry specific challenges. By developing close partnerships with its dealers, Yale is able to provide customers with the ideal solution for their application coupled with the support of a knowledgeable and experienced dealer.
Iain Friar concluded: “We’re looking forward to welcoming new and existing customers to the Yale stand in September. Both Yale and Briggs Equipment UK pride themselves on understanding customers’ industries inside out and we hope to demonstrate how our combined expertise can help applications maximise their productivity without compromising on ergonomics or total cost of ownership.”